Healthy Snacks Guide
This is probably going to be Part 1 of the Healthy Snacks Guide, because what I snack on right now might evolve and change, but for now, this is a decent place to start if you are wondering how to eat better, especially in terms of snacking! These are snacks for both kids and adults! Whatever I snack on, so does the kiddo, so it’s important (in my opinion) to keep these healthy and unprocessed.
Whether you are craving proteins, carbs or sweets, I’ve got you covered!
Craving some protein, are you?
For proteins, here are my go-to snacks:
- Salami (it’s a processed meat, but I honestly do it eat all the time, but no more than a few slices/day)
- Greek Yogurt (plain!! If you must sweeten it or do something to it, try fresh strawberries and if you must, a touch of honey or syrup. I personally love it plain.)
- Beef Jerkey (make your own easily with a dehydrator)
- Mozzarella Cheese (I personally prefer fresh mozzarella, not the string type…combine with basils, tomato and olive oil for an easy caprese salad)
- Eggs- hard-boiled, scrambled…pick your poison!
Veggies, Veggies, Veggies!
There are so many ways to do this- you can roast almost anything! For easy snacking, roast up a crapload of vegetables on Sunday and munch on them for the next few days. Anything can be easily roasted by giving it a coat of olive oil and some salt. Roasted garlic powder and if you have it, a dusting of truffle salt after it’s done cooking are also excellent. I roast at about 425 degrees for 20-40 minutes, depending on what I’m roasting. (Pictured here is a black radish, beet, and yellow carrots.) Here is a list of vegetables to roast to get you started:
- Cauliflower (try this with a yellow onion roasted with it. Yum!)
- Eggplant (only 20 minutes needed)
- Beets (cut them up really small to get a nice, sweet flavor)
- Chickpeas (Recipe Here!)
- Sweet potato (I cut them into cubes and make home fries, or slice them thin and make chips!)
Raw vegetables are good, too! If you hate plain vegetables, make a batch of my Easy Tzaikiki Dip, Arugula Lime Pesto, or make or buy hummus, and eat with:
- Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
- Raw carrots
More healthy snacks that are salty:
- Nuts/seeds (easy does it on the nuts and seeds. Don’t go crazy!)
- Kimchi (This one might not be toddler approved!)
- Small bowl of popcorn
- Roasted seaweed snacks (Toddler approved, except for the Wasabi flavor)
Did I lose you with all the salty snacks? I have a sweet tooth, and here’s how I work with it:
- Fruit (no brainer, right?)
- Smoothies (tons of ideas on my Instagram Page)
- Small amounts of dark chocolate on occasion (if I can’t stop thinking about it, then I have it)
So that’s my list to get you started. I hope that my Healthy Snacks Guide has given you lots of ideas to help you eat healthier every day!
What are your favorite healthy snacks? Let me know in the comments below!